Monday, March 31, 2008

Smart Women Love Baseball

According to this article on !

A really well written piece, and I agree with many of her points. The little details one learns by closely examining a game, for example:
What a woman will see upon careful examination of the game is that what at first seemed arbitrary is in fact, well-orchestrated: a foul ball is not an insignificant annoyance, but an expression of the battle raging between a pitcher and his prey; the left-fielder who once looked to be pacing in boredom in the outfield is not only keeping his blood pumping in the chilly October air but positioning himself to discourage the base-runner on third who is angling for home.
And there's also the visual beauty of the game:
Through close attention to the game, women begin to appreciate a masculinity defined not by muscles or money but by hard work and humility. Baseball players are men, after all, who sublimate the more primitive characteristics encouraged in other sports — aggression, rage, dominance — in favor of something approaching grace...
Thank heavens the Red Sox will begin the season (or begin again?) tomorrow evening. It's a late game from California - we're playing the A's at 10:07 pm - but at least I'll have a box score that I'm interested in reading Wednesday morning. And by the end of the week, they'll be back in the Eastern Time Zone (although not in our own country - they're playing in Toronto!)

Labels: ,


Blogger Ted D said...

Beth, nice link to that article. I've gotta admit I'm not exactly the best choice to speak about it!

I currently have 8 different games (well, 4 games and 4 screens) up.

I heard baseball.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Just don't overdose, Ted! It's a long season

7:44 AM  
Blogger Ted D said...

You can't overdose on baseball, Beth. It's just not possible. ;)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Tex said...

overdose on baseball?? IMPOSSIBLE

11:42 PM  
Blogger Qing Cai said...

herve leger,
louis vuitton outlet online,
michael kors uk outlet,
ysl outlet,
nike foamposite,
swarovski crystal,
mont blanc pens,
hermes outlet,
the north face jackets,
swarovski outlet,
ray ban sunglasses,
cheap jordans,
juicy couture outlet,
ugg boots,
soccer jerseys,
ravens jerseys,
north face jackets,
true religion canada,
wedding dresses,
replica watches,
washington redskins jerseys,
louis vuitton handbags outlet,
dallas cowboys jersey,
supra footwear,

7:12 AM  
Blogger Qing Cai said...

barbour coats
the north face clearance
prada outlet
moncler coats
chanel handbags
cheap mlb jerseys
lebron james shoes
true religion jeans
louis vuitton handbags
moncler jackets
louis vuitton bags
swarovski outlet
designer handbags
the north face outlet
winter jackets
mulberry outlet
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors factory outlet
lululemon outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
michael kors uk
prada handbags
michael kors outlet
oakley outlet
rolex watches
black friday deals
true religion jeans
oakley sunglasses
cheap nhl jerseys
beats by dr dre
michael kors handbags
hermes birkin
black friday 2015
ugg outlet
tory burch outlet
christian louboutin
adidas wings
ugg uk
toms outlet

4:04 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home